Happiness, not in another place, but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.
~Walt Whitman, American poet
Here in this moment, this is the best time of your life. If you are looking for joy, wisdom, or happiness, look no further than right here, right now. While multitasking can be admirable as it allows you to experience more and manage more, it hinders your ability to actually live in the moment and appreciate that happiness is where you stand. Don’t miss it. Point your camera lens anywhere, and you will find a reason to be happy. You can take the best clear mental pictures of what is going on all around you if you focus on each moment, one at a time. While you may want to wish away the “now” because you are going through challenging experiences that are too difficult to face, you can turn adversity into advantage when you shift your focus onto the moment and seek out the good that is everywhere all around you. You are a seeker. And it is this place, this hour that you seek. Living moment by moment, you can start to appreciate the little synchronicities that bring happiness to light your life. In this moment, stop and smell the roses, no matter what. In this moment, pay attention to the people who share it with you, no matter what. In this moment, embrace your happiness that is already there, no matter what—for this moment is the best time of your life. Tomorrow is not a guarantee.
Magical Key to Bliss: Build on the happiness of this place, this hour, this moment.